Jurors Thursday will resume weighing whether Is Drew Peterson a cold-blooded killer, or a victim of an overzealous prosecution.
A former stripper testified Tuesday that Christopher Vaughn, accused of murdering his family five years ago, told her he wanted to leave his wife, but never mentioned he had children.
A defense attorney for Drew Peterson told jurors Tuesday that prosecutors “are trying to nail Jell-O to a tree,” and have no evidence that Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Anxious — that’s how one of Drew Peterson’s defense attorney’s described himself the day before closing arguments in Peterson’s murder trial.
Drew Peterson’s defense team has rested its case, after Peterson informed the judge he won’t be testifying on his own behalf.
For the second day, jurors in the Vaughn family murder trial have seen videotape of police questioning Christopher Vaughn about the shooting deaths of his wife and three children, in the hours after their bodies were found.
For the first time, jurors heard in Christopher Vaughn’s own words what happened that early June morning.
The prosecution has rested its case in the Drew Peterson’s murder trial.
The Drew Peterson trial has wrapped for the week.
The manager of a suburban strip club testified Thursday that Christopher Vaughn spent nearly $5,000 at the club during two visits in the days before his family was killed in 2007.
The pastor to Drew Peterson’s fourth wife testified Thursday that Stacy told him Drew asked her to lie to the police the day after Kathleen Savio’s death.
The Joliet trial of an Illinois man accused of killing his wife and three children has continued with testimony from the woman’s father and sister.
The judge in Drew Peterson’s murder trial handed prosecutors a legal victory Tuesday by giving them the go-ahead to introduce evidence in coming days that the former suburban Chicago police officer sought to hire a hit man to kill his third wife for $25,000.
Jurors in Christopher Vaughn’s family murder trial were shown graphic photos of the defendant’s dead wife and three children, and prosecutors claimed Vaughn planned the murders as part of an “exit scenario” to get away from a troubled marriage and start a new life in the Canadian wilderness.
For a second day, the focus in the Drew Peterson murder trial has been the two autopsies that came to different conclusions about Kathleen Savio’s death, and the judge has had to tell the lawyers to stop bickering in front of jurors.
After five years of legal proceedings and a few bizarre twists, the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting his wife and three children in an SUV in suburban Chicago is expected to begin Monday.
A nursing school classmate of Kathleen Savio’s testified Thursday that Savio talked about domestic violence committed against her by Drew Peterson, and showed her the marks that he had left.
The judge in the Drew Peterson murder trial said Wednesday he is not bound by rulings by the previous judge regarding hearsay evidence in the case, and is allowing previously barred testimony that Peterson allegedly threatened to kill Kathleen Savio and made it look like an accident.
The judge in the Drew Peterson murder trial has denied a motion for a mistrial by the defense Thursday, although testimony by a witness the day before made him furious at prosecutors.
In opening statements for Drew Peterson’s long-awaited murder trial Tuesday, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said Peterson once boasted that “he had learned enough to kill someone and make it look like an accident.”